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It must be a slow news day at the Telegraph. Blogger Richard Tyler is filling some column inches with stuff about eBay. Apparently, “the Derby, Nottingham, Leicester triangle” has the highest concentration of eBay businesses, while London figures pretty low on the list.

While I have no way to really refute Mr Tyler’s assertion that eBay is somehow more in tune with Northern market sensibilities than “southern chic”, I’d like to offer him the following thoughts:

  1. Del Boy was from London. And if he thinks markets are limited to oop North, Mr Tyler should get himself down Brick Lane of a Sunday morning.
  2. If you think “the Derby, Nottingham, Leicester triangle” represents “the North”, you need to work on your geography: where I come from, Leicester *is* the South.
  3. Asserting that eBay sellers don’t pay tax on their earnings is likely to get your comments filled up with irate repudiations from tax-paying eBay sellers. Or it will if I have anything to do with it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks to Dan for the link, and the title.

16 Responses

  1. leicester is so south you migrate to it

    every item you have ever sold ever! is traceable on ebay, if you dont pay your taxes your crackers

  2. Its simple ๐Ÿ™‚ I originally come from Wolverhampton. Therefore Leicester, Nottingham & Derby are not Northerners OR Southerners, they are Easterners. Mancs, Liverpudlians, Geordies are all Northerners, anyone South of Coventry is a Cockney, unless they are from the South West, in which case they are a Bumpkin (and I luv it down here in the South West, Bumpkins et all, so please don’t take offence at that ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    So there we have it an unbiased summary of our regional English tribes. ๐Ÿ˜†

  3. Are there any Americans here?

    Because the Long Islanders I know think France is a part of England, and Paris is just down the road from London….

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